I’ve decided I need to dance more in my life.  Being a techy-programmer-web_developing-CEO-type, there is so little time anyway.  With the remainder, I usually indulge in sci-fi, walking the dog, eating… and occasionally sleeping too.  Yet, being almost an artificial intelligence by any reckoning, I can tell you that Androids are too busy to dream.

Well, this has to stop!  No more sleeping!  Only raving.  It’s essential.

A trip to Miami is essential too.  After all, you can’t be #superhuman all the time!


I have a Thinkpad T420 – now 2 years, 6 months old.  Started to notice the fan seemed a bit noisier than normal and the CPU was reporting a temperature of around 60deg C, even when the machine wasn’t doing very much.

As suspected, 30 months of usage without a clean is a little bit too long.  Cleaning a laptop fan can be fairly straightforward – this took just two screw removals.  Of course, always seek advice and YouTube videos if you need help to do yours! 😉

After the procedure, my laptop runs about 10-15deg C cooler and is much quieter.

#cleanmachine #laptoprepair #dusty +Lenovo #thinkpad

(Warning, images are grotesque scenes of mostly human skin.  Some microscopic lifeforms may have been “damaged” during the making of these images…)


If you live anywhere near London, this is sure to be a great time.  The sevens are fast-paced, quick-changing rugby games.  Fantastic atmosphere at Twickenham, too.

2 x Tickets – £10 each for Saturday 10th of May

12 x Tickets – £10 each for Sunday 11th May. Get the lot for £100.

It's an awesome day out.

Can receive payment by PayPal and post first class to you.

PM if interested!

#london #londonsevens #rugby  

As a Debian user, you may choose to adopt the distro-managed rebuild of the world’s greatest web browser.  But, by doing so, you may not be able to use G+.  Don’t worry, the answer is at hand.

Visit the Firefox add-on page for User Agent Switcher:


Install the add-on and restart your browser.

Now, go to Tools > User Agent Switcher > User Agent Switcher > Options…

Add a new User Agent, call it Firefox 11.

Add the following text in the fields:

  • Description: Firefox 11
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
  • App Code Name: Mozilla
  • App Name: Netscape
  • App Version: 5.0 (X11
  • Platform: Linux i686

If you’re running an amd64 build, plonk that in the Platform field instead (it’ll probably already be populated).

Make sure there is no reference to Iceweasel in the User Agent field.

Make sure this user agent is active, and then browse to Google+.

Have fun! 🙂

I have recently spent a considerable amount of time updating my blogs. This is my personal, “daily diary” style blog and I contribute to another blog for work (One Cool).

Why, you may ask, did I decide to use two different systems? Well, not knowing the strengths or weaknesses of one in comparison to the other means I cannot exploit them. One strength of Blogger, for example, is how quick the non-WYSISYG editor is. The speed of it means it’s a joy to type into as opposed to WordPress‘s more advanced, touchy-feely editor.

But it’s all relative – there’s still the need to complete commercial work and get dinner on the table. And apart from that, there’s an outstanding Fedora 9 blog article or two that I still need to sort out.. 😉